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Florence Dwyer (1902-1976) a successful political candidate in the 1960s.

Dwyer organized women supporters and targeted women’s groups, although her campaign materials did not mention gender issues. Before the 1970s, female politicians had to be very subtle in dealing with gender and gender issues. She stressed instead the many services she provided for her constituents. Many of these services, concerned women and families.






Barry, Robert Raymond, Clarence J. Brown, William Levi Dawson, Florence Price Dwyer, Robert Paul Griffin, Clare Eugene Hoffman, Joseph Franklin Holt, et al. 1959. Establishing a Commission on Metropolitan Problems and Urban Development. August 18, 1959. — Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed. Washington, DC. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/858656661   


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Additional Resources

Women in Congress, 1917-2006. United States: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006.

Schenken, Suzanne O’Dea., O’Dea, Suzanne. From Suffrage to the Senate: An Encyclopedia of American Women in Politics. United Kingdom: ABC-CLIO, 1999.